October 6, 2020 (Richmond, B.C.) – OpenRoad Auto Group is pleased to announce the official opening of the new OpenRoad Hyundai Richmond, Western Canada’s largest new Hyundai facility. The expansive new state-of-the-art facility is located in the Richmond Auto Mall and replaces OpenRoad’s former Hyundai dealership which the company acquired in 2005.
“With the opening of our incredible new facility, we’re launching an exciting new chapter for our team and our loyal Hyundai customers,” said Christian Chia, CEO of OpenRoad Auto Group. “This new building will allow us to elevate our customers’ dealership experience while providing the space to keep up with the demand for Hyundai’s award-winning lineup of vehicles.”
At over 33,000 square feet, OpenRoad Hyundai Richmond is not only the newest Canadian Hyundai dealership but also the largest in Western Canada. The striking building is instantly recognizable with its unique circular architecture and bronze-coloured design which reflects Hyundai’s Global Dealership Space Identity. The spacious 11-vehicle showroom features a modern, sophisticated design with soaring floor-to-ceiling glass, premium furniture, and digital kiosks – all aimed to enhance the customer shopping experience. The new service area features 16 service bays, four service drive throughs, one detail wash bay and an automated car wash, plus a sophisticated customer lounge with a variety of conveniences.
“The new Hyundai Richmond dealership is an important new landmark facility for Hyundai Auto Canada and we’re thrilled to expand our longstanding partnership with OpenRoad Auto Group with this prominent new facility in Richmond,” said Michael Thurston, Zone Manager, Hyundai Auto Canada Corporation.
OpenRoad marked the opening of the new dealership with a reception and photo opportunity along with the Hyundai Richmond management team and staff, including Christian Chia, CEO of OpenRoad Auto Group; Harj Gill, Vice President Regional Operations; Patrick Lau, General Manager, OpenRoad Hyundai Richmond; Michael Thurston, Western Zone Manager Hyundai Auto Canada Corporation and Marc Gandossi, District Customer Experience Manager, Western Zone.
The award-winning Korean auto maker is the third-largest manufacturer of vehicles globally with a reputation for manufacturing an impressive lineup of reliable and fine-tuned cars and SUVs including the Hyundai Elantra, Sonata, Kona, Santa Fe, Tucson and Palisade. An industry leader, Hyundai is a trusted automotive brand with countless accolades spanning the globe for achievements in automotive safety, performance, quality and value. Integral to Hyundai’s evolution has been the manufacturer’s attention to developing eco-friendly vehicles including the Hyundai IONIQ and Kona electric and hybrid models. Most recently, Hyundai Canada received the AJAC 2020 Canadian Green Utility Vehicle of Year Award for the Hyundai Kona Electric and Best Safety Innovation Award for Hyundai’s innovative blind-view monitor. The much-anticipated completely redesigned 2021 Hyundai Elantra will be unveiled later this year, as will a refreshed 2021 Santa Fe and the 2021 IONIQ all-electric sedan.
The new OpenRoad Hyundai Richmond is now open at 13251 Smallwood Place inside the Richmond Auto Mall. For more information, visit openroadhyundairichmond.com. High resolution press photos, dealership tours, interviews and select vehicle demo opportunities are available upon request.
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ABOUT OPENROAD AUTO GROUP
Founded in 2000, OpenRoad Auto Group is B.C.’s largest automotive dealership group with over 1,600 associates representing 22 quality automotive brands at 33 full-service retail locations, including 26 B.C. dealerships, three collision centres, and four luxury automotive brands in Bellevue, Washington. OpenRoad Auto Group offers car buyers and owners an experiential automotive retail service. With sales and service in multiple languages, OpenRoad Auto Group encourages a car buying experience based on openness, participation and expertise. With a focus on transparent and innovative business practices, OpenRoad associates are empowered in their roles in order to establish lifelong relationships with car owners. The company’s corporate philosophy is rooted in Unlimited Possibilities Ahead for their clients, their associates and partners. OpenRoad is proud to be one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies, a CADA Laureate, and the recipient of multiple Canadian Best Employer Awards. openroadautogroup.com